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Old 17. Jul 2010, 07:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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was nice but it will be hard, for me, to find a browser that can demote FF.
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If you're using Firefox for a long time, it's hard to get comfortable with another browser in such a short time. Time & efford is needed to get them working the way it suits you.

I'm now using the protable versions of K-Meleon and SR-Iron along with Firefox, but I had to do some work with them, just like I had when I first used Firefox, and I'm not quite done with any of them.
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Old 17. Jul 2010, 07:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I agree with 26Dolphins there. I played around with K-Meleon for sometime. Its a highly configurable browser, but its not easy to do so, specially if you are used to Firefox.

I had written a thread about my experience with K-Meleon, and tweaking it. You may find it useful.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...b-browser.html
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Old 18. Jul 2010, 09:07 AM   #23 (permalink)
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26Dolphins/Anupam, I installed it just for fun, sandboxed with no intentions
of installing it on my system. Speed and light on resources was excellent but
not being able to use the current NoScript kills it for me. Another big minus
for me is that I did not find how to open "bookmarks" on the side panel. To
me that is a must and I might be old fashioned but I will not use a browser
in which I don't have that option. I can not get use to bookmarks/favorites
having it differently. The third thing that kills it for me is that CCleaner does
not support it, I think. Anyway it was fun.
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Old 18. Jul 2010, 09:08 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I agree with 26Dolphins there. I played around with K-Meleon for sometime. Its a highly configurable browser, but its not easy to do so, specially if you are used to Firefox.

I had written a thread about my experience with K-Meleon, and tweaking it. You may find it useful.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...b-browser.html
Reading your thread is what got me interested in playing with it.
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Old 15. Jan 2011, 04:03 AM   #25 (permalink)
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whocares, I am curious what your thoughts are about the last version of Netscape 9.0.0.6. Whilst I know it is out of development it still performs more than capably and with excellent memory usage. It even runs any of my FF extensions I have thrown at it including the Google Notebook extension.

I too have used K-Meleon since its early releases and the only thing that has stopped me from using it as my main browser is the lack of extension support. I mainly use Firefox for its extensions however if Opera or K-Meleon could develop support for FF extensions it would be a toss up between them and possibly Chrome for me.

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Old 15. Jan 2011, 11:29 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Default the fox v the kmeleon

I used to love firefox but it seems to have got slower & slower & s l o w e r with each new version - bloat?
worryingly the KM beta runs slower than the existing KM on my PC - hope it doesn't go the same way
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Old 15. Jan 2011, 02:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Anupam, this was a reply to whocares who I wanted an opinion from. With the quote removed how does anyone know it was a reply to whocares, especially whocares himself. That's why it was necessary to me.



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I am curious what your thoughts are about the last version of Netscape 9.0.0.6. Whilst I know it is out of development it still performs more than capably and with excellent memory usage. It even runs any of my FF extensions I have thrown at it including the Google Notebook extension.

I too have used K-Meleon since its early releases and the only thing that has stopped me from using it as my main browser is the lack of extension support. I mainly use Firefox for its extensions however if Opera or K-Meleon could develop support for FF extensions it would be a toss up between them and possibly Chrome for me.
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Old 15. Jan 2011, 03:12 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Peter, you had quoted the first post of this thread, which was very big. Pardon me, but I did not find any relation between the quoted post by whocares, and your post. As the quote was unnecessary, I removed it, which keeps your post short.

If your post is for whocares, then simply addressing it to whocares will suffice. I can add whocares's name to your first post if you wish. Alternatively, if you still wish that your original post with the quote be restored, then I can do that too. Let me know.

And BTW, K-Meleon does support extensions. Please have a look at these links :

http://kmext.sourceforge.net/

http://extensions.geckozone.org/K-MeleonEn
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Old 15. Jan 2011, 04:38 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Peter, you had quoted the first post of this thread, which was very big. Pardon me, but I did not find any relation between the quoted post by whocares, and your post. As the quote was unnecessary, I removed it, which keeps your post short.

If your post is for whocares, then simply addressing it to whocares will suffice. I can add whocares's name to your first post if you wish. Alternatively, if you still wish that your original post with the quote be restored, then I can do that too. Let me know.

And BTW, K-Meleon does support extensions. Please have a look at these links :

http://kmext.sourceforge.net/

http://extensions.geckozone.org/K-MeleonEn
Hi Anupam

The relation between my post and whocares post may have been a bit obscure however I felt it was relevant because both Firefox and K-Meleon were developed from the Netscape source code but each has gone vastly different ways in terms of the interface design.

Yes I would like whocares name added to my first post.

And I am aware that K-Meleon has some extension support and it has obviously grown since the last time I checked however it is still a long way behind the extension base available for Firefox but I do like the fact that KM's extensions do not adversely impact on performance in the way that Firefox's does.

Also I noted in a separate thread that you had commented on the bookmarking issue with KM when another browser is running from which bookmarks have been imported into KM and that data loss can be experienced. This may not suit all users however I use Google Notebook and Bookmarks and have done so for several years and would not go back to using a browser's bookmarks function.

And I would never use a browser's password manager for security reasons. I use LastPass which unfortunately does not have a compatible extension for K-Meleon and that is probably the main drawback to me using KM as my default browser.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Old 15. Jan 2011, 08:19 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Peter, I have made the necessary change in your post, as requested by you. I hope its OK.

Yes, K-Meleons extensions are not much as compared to Firefox. Extensions are now being adopted by every major browser, because they realize they are very popular, and also provide extensibility to the browsers. Opera too recently adopted extensions, which will definitely make the browser more popular.

While it may not be a problem with bookmarks for you, as you use a different method to manage your bookmarks, but the way K-Meleon manages bookmarks can be a problem for other users. I have seen such behavior the first in a browser, otherwise all other browsers I know maintain their own set of bookmarks, which is the way to go.
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